The story about the "Smiley Face Killers" ran on CNN yesterday. Basically, 2 detectives from New York have been connecting murders of college men in multiple states and 25 cities. All appear to be the work of an organized group of criminals, who first target their victims, stalk them, and then ultimately kill them by making their deaths appear to be accidental drownings.
When I heard the interview with the detective, he was talking about local cells of criminals operating within this nationally networked group. I was flooded with emotion. I feel deep sorrow for the victims' families and also an intense desire for this evil to be publicly exposed for what it is. The fact that these criminals can operate in secret and essentially "above the law" makes me sick.
We should all be aware that crimes like these are not only possible in this age of high-tech global communication, but are actually happening.